10.1 General Options
This section describes the options presented under the General Tab
of the preferences dialog.
Change to folder: Enabling this
will cause GQview to initially open to the specified folder.
Use Current: Activate this
button to change the setting to the current folder.
Selects the size of the thumbnails displayed throughout GQview,
dimensions are width by height in pixels.
Quality: Selects the method to use when scaling an image
down for thumbnails.
Nearest: Fastest scaler, but results in poor thumbnail
Tiles: Thumbnail results are very close to
bilinear, with better speed.
Bilinear: High quality
results, moderately fast.
Hyper: Slowest scaler, sometimes
gives better results than bilinear.
- Cache thumbnails: Enable
this to save thumbnails to disk, subsequent requests for a
thumbnail will be faster. Thumbnails are cached into
($HOME)/.gqview/thumbnails. Refer to 11.3
thumbnails for details.
Use shared thumbnail cache: This will use a thumbnail
caching method that is compatible with applications that use the
standard thumbnail specification. When this option is enabled
thumbnails will be stored in ($HOME)/.thumbnails
Cache thumbnails into .thumbnails: When enabled, GQview
attempts to store cached thumbnails closer to the source image.
This way multiple users can benefit from a single cache, thereby
reducing wasted disk space. The resulting location is the source
image's folder, in a sub folder with the name .thumbnails.
When the image source folder cannot be written, GQview falls back
to saving the thumbnail in the user's home folder.
Use xvpics thumbnails when found: xvpics is a common
thumbnail caching format used by several applications. Thumbnails
are stored locally to the source image in a sub folder with the
name .xvpics. Enabling this option will allow GQview to read
thumbnails saved in the xvpics format.
Note: Support for xvpics is read only, GQview can not
generate thumbnails in this format.
between image change: Specifies the delay between images for
slide shows, in seconds.
Random: When enabled, slide show images will appear in
Note: Random images are displayed such that each image
appears once per cycle of all images. When the slide show repeat
option is enabled, the image order is randomized after completing
Repeat: When enabled, slide shows will continue at the
beginning after the last image is displayed.